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Under-25s Learning Disabilities Community Team - Learning Difficulties Youth CAMHS

  • The Under-25s Learning Disabilities Community Team is a service for children and young people under 25 years of age. Those young people will have a learning disability. They will also be experiencing emotional, behaviour or mental health difficulties. The service is available to those who are living in the Waveney area and are registered with a Suffolk GP.

  • Service Manager Lead: Fiona Samson (Operational Manager)
  • Service Contact: Telephone on 01502 535 000
  • Address:
    1 Airey Close,  Lothingland, Oulton Broad, NR32 3JQ
  • Service hours: This service is available daily from 9:00 until 17:00.

What this service offers

The Under-25s Learning Disabilities Community Team provides care for young people with mental health difficulties, emotional difficulties or challenging behaviours.  

The team sees urgent referrals to the service within 72 hours.   

Our team aim to see all routine referrals within 28 days of referral.  

The team will develop a care plan for support with the young person and their family.  



The Under 25s LD Community Team leaflet - accessible (html)

Access this service

Referrals to the Under-25s Learning Disabilities Community Team can be made through the Single Point of Access on 0300 123 1882. Referrals can also be made by a GP, social worker, teacher or any other professional working with the child or young person.  

The criteria for a referral is that the young person:  

  • Has a diagnosed learning disability, 

  • Has a significant impairment of intellectual functioning,  

  • Has a significant impairment of adaptive/social functioning,  

  • Age of onset before adulthood  

  • Is living in the Waveney area and registered with a Suffolk GP  

  • Is experiencing emotional and, or behavioural mental health issues.  

Referrers can contact the team on 01502 535000.  

Visiting and onsite facilities

The Under-25s Learning Disabilities Community Team provide clinics at:  

1 Airey Close Lothingland Oulton Broad Suffolk NR32 3JQ  

Free parking is available at this clinic site which is a single-story building with wheelchair access.  

How this service support carers including friends and family

The Under-25s Learning Disabilities Community Team works with family and carers across home, work, school, and community settings. Support offered by the team includes training, advice, information and education about conditions. It also offers signposting to other services and supporting further referrals. 

Urgent help

If you are a service user and are in crisis and need support urgently you can contact your service on the number which will have been provided.  

Call 0808 196 3494 to speak to our 24 hour mental health crisis line called First Response.

If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives. 

If anyone is at serious risk of harm, call 999 and ask for the police. 

For non-life threatening medical situations, call NHS111 on 111.  

For more information, see Help in a Crisis.

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